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M18/M36 Gugulethu, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
021 638 1355
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want an authentic brai (BBQ) experience this is the best place to go. It's in the hood, but the locals are used to seeing tourists, so nothing much to worry about if you're near the restaurant. There's a bar next door where you can bring your food and have some good convo. Food was delicious but be prepared... More 

Thank Javid L
Paris, France
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for some great meat, together with music, some party and a local touch: Mzoli's is the place to go for a Braai! I spent the day there last Sunday with a group of friends: the atmosphere was great with an equal mix of local and tourists ! The concept is simple: you get there, pick your... More 

Thank Valentina B
Cologne, Germany
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443 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Believe it nor not, but I did visit the Mzoli's as part of a business trip to South Africa from Germany straight after having landed at the Airport and boy was this a start to the four day South Africa trip. Located right in the middle of the Township Gugulethu did this establishment strangely combine many things into one: a... More 

Thank harinhos
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this place. I must admit I was unsure when I got there because of the area but once your in it's a great atmosphere with Afro house music. The locals are really friendly but I would say go as part of a trip so you have transport as it's not advisable to be walking around outside. The food... More 

1 Thank mgrace82
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so I caved and did the tourist thing coming into the place was a mission on its own It's crowed and the wait being taxing on anyone but once in the vibe and atmosphere is lovely

Thank Coralani
South Africa
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The queue for entry was insane. granted, this is not the establishments fault as it is quite popular with tourists. Standing in the heat for hours did not appeal to us and we were then referred to Gqudu (sp?) Butchery where the vibe, food and live music performance surely outdid our two hour wait outside Mazola's, waiting to buy entry... More 

Thank Shalom K
Detroit, Michigan
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The traditional brie (sp? pronounced bree) is a gathering of friends and family in the neighborhood. It's a bbq of sorts, where everyone from the township brings their side dishes and beverages and celebrates together. You purchase your meat of choice at the counter then take it back to the kitchen where it is put into the fire. Then you... More 

Thank Tatia C
Paris, France
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The food was so good. There was a long wait, but I expected that based on previous reviews and information from the hotel. The food completely made up for the wait. The meat was cooked to perfection. The beef was tender and juicy (not dry like some other places). The food is cooked over open fire (not smoked) and I... More 

2 Thank C LaMonte B
Smyrna, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant after spending g time volunteering at an orphanage in Langa Township. The butcher case offered a wide selection of fresh beef, lamb, sausage, pork and chicken. We sampled all of the meats and were not disappointed! This is a must do when visiting the area!

1 Thank browndr
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Some friends came out from Greenland and wanted to experience something local to Cape Town. We decided on lunch at Mzoli's in Guguletu. We met the famous mister Mzoli and tasted some really amazingly cooked lamb chops and beef steaks, with a black label each to cool down the heat. The meat was tender and well cooked. Not sure if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
African, Barbecue, International, Grill
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: M18/M36 Gugulethu, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 021 638 1355

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?